All possible citation elements in order of appearance:author | article title | journal title | volume, |issue number | publication year | URL | page numbers | accessed date
- Titles of journals are italicized, article titles are in quotes
Electronic Journal Article from a Database
33. Raphael Rubinstein, "Provisional Painting", Art in America 97, no. 5 (2009), http://www.systems.wsu.edu/scripts/wsuall.pl?url=http://search.ebscohost....
Rubinstein, Raphael. "Provisional Painting". Art in America 97, no. 5 (2009), http://www.systems.wsu.edu/scripts/wsuall.pl?url=http://search.ebscohost.... (accessed 2009 June 4).
- All names are usually given in a bibliography or reference list. Word order and punctuation are the same as for three authors. In a note or a text citation, only the name of the first author is included, followed by "and others" or, especially in science, "et al.," with no intervening comma
- The month and day need to be included if there is no volume, issue numbers or dates of update
- A year and possibly an exact date, a month, or a season, appears in parentheses after the volume or or issue number. Seasons are capitalized when standing in lieu of a month or an issue number. Neither month nor season is necessary when the issue number is given
- For a span of months, use a hyphen (e.g., March-April)
Volumes and issues
- The volume number follows the journal title without intervening punctuation and is not in italics. Issue number follows volume number
- Write both volumes and issues numbers in Arabic numerals